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Not Like Pulling Teeth

November 2015 by Dr Shannon Lee, BVSc, MANZCVSc, DICEVO, Equine Dental Vets Australia

According to Dr Shannon Lee of Advanced Equine Dentistry,  ‘pulling a tooth’ is a term that needs to change. If you’ve been around horses, chances are you will at some point hear someone say “my horse had to have a tooth pulled out” or some similar comment. 

To understand why (other than baby or diseased) teeth cannot be ‘pulled’, you need to understand the very unique characteristics of horse teeth, which Dr Shannon Lee explains in this article.